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US Apparel Industry In For Resurgence? Here’s What You Need To Know

Although the United States’ $380 billion apparel industry is one of the largest in the world, approximately 97% of apparel is manufactured outside of the country. Retailers import goods from countries such as China, Mexico and Taiwan, but that may...

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  • The Market In Plus Sizes Is ChangingWhat is happening in the apparel industry? The average American woman wears clothes that are between sizes 14 and 34.  Annual sales of plus sizes (size 14 and above) have increased in the double digits, almost 20%. Why is this?...
  • apparel sourcing | wholesale apparelNicaragua Poised to Start Apparel ManufacturingSource Nicaragua is set to begin manufacturing fabrics and textiles for apparel companies in the country’s free zone sector this year. U.S.-capital textiles firm Millknit Industries is set to start operations any time soon in the Las Mercedes industrial park...
  • ‘Made in L.A.’ Pavilion Announced for Sourcing at MAGIC in Feb. 2013The next edition of Sourcing at MAGIC is just around the corner. This February, the biggest apparel sourcing tradeshow in North America will once again feature the ‘Made in L.A.’ Pavilion, to be sponsored by the Office of Mayor Villaraigosa...
  • IT Systems Reduce Apparel CostsThe introduction of IT systems can help suppliers continuously optimize their supply chain by establishing direct links between brands and suppliers. This can help reduce the ever increasing production and logistics costs apparel producers face on an ongoing basis. The...
  • Brand Manufacturers See Rise in Holiday Season SalesShopatron, Inc., an ecommerce platform provider for manufacturers and retailers reports that sales volumes jumped 16.5 percent for brand manufacturers. The ecommerce platform and online marketing provider said same-store online sales for its brand manufacturer clients increased 25.5 percent in November and 4.5 percent during the first 25 days of December compared to the same periods last year. Total holiday sales volume in 2011 increased 16.5 percent from 2010.
  • Apparel Manufacturers in Demand But It’s Not EasyApparel manufacturers are still very much in-demand today, depending on the clothing niche. I have a friend who creates very original, beautiful handbags. She started in a spare room in her home and is now moving into larger quarters in an industrial park. Business is booming because she is a whole supplier and also sells to the public. She sells her bags to B2B to craft shops that use them for holding knitting or sewing supplies for their training classes. After starting her business two years ago, she now sells handbags worldwide. But normally, it’s not that easy!

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How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for retail; everyone is all hopped up on eggnog and consumerism. And it shows. Year after year, many retailers make a majority of their sales in the fourth quarter. Although, just as...